The Happening: The Hard Cut

Synopsis: This making-of is a look at the film's violence and the contrast between this and Shyamalan's other films, including an extensive look at one particular sequence
Genre: Short
9 min

I forgot where I am.

You're at the place where

the killers meet...

to decide what to do

with the crippled girl.

That's right. That's right.

Did you hear that?

That's funny.

That's weird. Those people look

like they are clawing at themselves.

Is that blood?

Claire, are you seeing this?


Claire? Claire!

What page was I on?

What page...?

So the little guy says:

"You have a girlfriend named

Wendy too?

Well, I saw your 'thing'

and it said W-Y."

The big guy says:

"No, man!

Mine says:
Welcome to Jamaica,

have a nice day!"

Christ, Mckenzie fell.

Medic, we have a major accident

at the south side of the building.

We'll need an ambulance.


Give him some room.

- Hey!

- Somebody fell!

- Davis?

- Oh, my God, he fell!

Someone fell from the


- Oh, my God!

- What...?

Get out of there!

- Hey, someone... Help!

- Look out!

God in heaven...

I don't know if you guys heard

about this article on New York Times...

about honeybees vanishing?

Apparently, honeybees are

disappearing all over the country.

Millions of them just disappearing.

There is no bodies, no sign of them,

they are just mysteriously gone.

This is scary, huh?

Let's hear some theories about

why this may be happening.

Nothing? Come on, guys.

- Laura.

- Diseases?

Right. Could be a virus

or infection.

But is all over the country,

a coordinate event in 24 states.

That's a little tricky.

- Pollution?

- Could be.

We're pumping so much junk

into the environment...

that it's just killing over?

But there are no bodies.

Keep guessing.


Global warming.

Temperature goes up a

fraction of a degree...

makes them desoriented.



You don't have an opinion?

You are no interested in

what happened to the bees?

You should be more

interested in science, Jake.

You know why?

Because your face is perfect.

The problem is your face

is perfect at 15.

Now, if you were interested in science

you would know facts like...

the human nose and ears grow a

fraction of an inch each year.

So a perfect balance of

features now...

might not look so perfect

and might look down right

whack ten years from now.

Come on, buddy.

Take an interest in science.

What could the a the reason

bees have vanished?

An act of nature and we'll

never fully understand it.

Nice answer, Jake.

He's right.

Science will come up with some

reason to put in the books.

But in the end,

will be just a theory.

We will fail to acknowledge that

there are forces at work...

beyond our understanding.

To be a good scientist, you must have

a respectful awe for the laws of nature.


How much does the human

nose grow each year?

It's miniscule, buddy. Okay?

Don't worry about it.

You're going to be a heartthrob your

whole life. I was just messing with you.

The dark lord.

Don't look into her eyes!


What can we do for you?

I'm afraid I have to interrupt

you for a second, Mr. Moore.

Okay, guys, calm down.

I'll be right back.

- What is it?

- I don't know.

- What is going on?

- I don't know.

You excused all the teachers?

The Administration makes us teach

with a foot of snow on the ground.

What is this?

All right.

There appears to be an event


Central Park was just hit by

what seems to be a terrorist attack.

Oh, no!

They are not clear on

the scale yet.

It's some kind of airborne

chemical toxin...

that's been released in

and around the park.

They said to watch for

warning signs.

The first stage is confused speech.

The second stage is physical

disorientation, loss of direction.

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